This Hanging Hotel Made of Recycled Materials Is Definitely Weird, and Maybe Wonderful

By Molly Oswaks on at

AirHotel, a sustainable and mobile hanging hotel designed by a group of Belgian artists, is actually a collection of six unique pod-like rooms, each with its own theme. May 10 -- June 2, AirHotel will be set up at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival in the UK, where a stay in one of its wacky rooms will begin at about £35 per occupant.

Featured above, the largest of all the "rooms," The Shulp ("Little Cottage"), sleeps up to six; it is divided into three distinct mini-suites, each furnished with two single beds. [TimeCircus via Inhabitat via GizMag]


El Ambassador

This VIP room accommodates 2 guests. It hangs 2.5 metres off the ground, from four different suspension points. Glass skylights filter sunlight into this wooden cocoon.


The Lotus

This room may resemble a giant flimsy paper lantern, but unfold it and you have a sturdy blooming lotus flower with room for up to four single beds. It hangs 4 metres up, from four different suspension points.


Love Nest

Made of metal but disguised with wood, this larger-than-life bird's nest hangs 4 metres off the ground. Its portal window brings in natural light to the pale faux-leather upholstered interior.


Night Box

The "ugly-duckling" of the set, this patchwork-draped, steel-framed wooden cube sleeps two people. Its retractable roof provides ventilation and sunlight; the sides flip down to provide access to the bed.


Sterreschijter ("The Star Shitter")

This tree-mounted structure may resemble an oversized baby carriage with a retractable sun roof, but it can comfortably sleep two grown adults. It is secured at about 6 metres off the ground.


The Wellness Centre

This solar-powered structure is where guests check in. Here, they are given the "house rules" as well as a reading light and an introduction to the hotel's owners and staff: "Tuning Tony", "Heartbreaking Lucy", "The Strongest Granny in the Entire World", and "Silent Branbo". (Editor's note: These names were translated to the best of Google's ability from the hotel's Belgian webpage. I hope they're accurate, because they are pretty amazing.)